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Go for Chocolate and More in Your Zurich Rental Car

You probably know Zurich, Switzerland, as the land of chocolate and mountains. While Zurich has plenty of both, there’s also much more to this exciting city. Zurich has the perfect mixture of:

  • Urban appeal
  • Outdoor activities
  • Historical attractions

To start making the most of them once you land at Zurich Airport, browse the locations below for fun ideas on planning your trip.

Swiss National Museum
For your first stop after landing at Zurich Airport, take your Thrifty rental car to the Swiss National Museum just 10 miles away and see a landmark of European culture. This museum houses masterpieces and artifacts spanning prehistoric times to the present day. Highlights include exhibits on:

  • Gothic art
  • Armor
  • Home furnishings from many different historical periods

Walking the exterior museum grounds is an experience in itself as well. The museum grounds feature courts, towers and a park on an island.

Sweet Zurich Tour
Switzerland is world famous for desserts, especially chocolate. With this tour, you can learn about and visit landmark chocolate makers as well as best-kept-secret status sweet shops. Of course, you will also be able to enjoy plenty of samples along the way. Park your Thrifty rental car and enjoy a trip through more than 170 years of sweet traditions in chocolate making.

Zürich Zoological Garden
Drive your Thrifty rental car to this conservation-focused zoo to meet animals from around the world. You can visit an expansive elephant park featuring a pool where the elephants often swim. Or, you can go to the rainforest exhibit to see a variety of animals from Madagascar.

For a special sight, go to the daily march of the penguins. When the temperature dips below 10 degrees Celsius, the penguins go for a noon-tome walk through the zoo.

Uetliberg Mountain
Anytime of year is a great time to step outside your Thrifty rental car and set foot on this world-famous mountain. Not only does it offer a stunning view of Zurich and the wilderness below, there are also many seasonal activities to enjoy during your visit.

In the summer, you can hike or bike on beautiful trails. And in the fall, the leaves turn bright colors and a dense fog blankets the landscape.

Lake Zurich
Drive down to Lake Zurich and enjoy a perfect mix of quiet or thrilling activities. Even a simple stroll, or picnic is an experience to remember when you’re near Lake Zurich’s scenic shores. Or, go for a few of the many cruises offered here. You can ride around the lake on cruises offering brunch, traditional appenzell music, the sounds of disco, barbeque and more.

Flohmarkt Kanzlei Zurich
This eclectic market is open year round and is worth a visit when you’re in town. With more than a hundred booths, it’s one of the largest flea markets in town and offers everything from handmade crafts to antiques to household goods.

If you’re in Zurich during the winter, purchasing sweet chestnuts is a must. Stop by during your visit to explore for souvenirs and enjoy a meal.